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What's on your Christmas list?

Question: Isn’t making out a Christmas list kind of crass? Shouldn’t we be more concerned to give than to get at Christmastime?

Answer: I agree that “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” But I also quite like to receive, don’t you? 668 more words

Bar Conversations And Cheap Advice

What happens when you age champagne?

A couple of weeks ago on a Friday evening, the week before our anniversary, my husband and I were scrambling to find a bottle of kosher wine in the house for the Shabbat blessings and coming up empty. 1,966 more words



As most of you know, Butterscotch Tabby is about living the very best life you can on what you have and can afford.
Anyone interested in joining our coupon train is welcome. 204 more words


Christmas Budgeting

Money update for the week:

Tuesday:  I had $44.00 to spend;  I spent $43.20 on groceries.  Whew!

Wednesday, 12/10:  I had $20.00 to spend; and I spent 8.00 on green juice and $10.00 on gas… 325 more words

How I Make Money Without Compromising My Family's Needs

Today, I am going to talk about how I make money to help support my family and still be able to stay home and take care of my children, home school them and provide support for my ailing mother. 3,161 more words

Frugal Living

road boot repair

My 90’s era Fieldsheer road boots are still useful but the velcro closures were tearing themselves off the leather.  The leather in the flap area is not particularly thick, certainly not double/triple thickness like the shift patches on the top of the foot.  114 more words


Not That Rich

I used to assume that Jesus’ words about wealth were for people who loved money.


And I certainly did not love money.


Or at least I thought. 697 more words